ALEXANDER, Nellie 1880-1966
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/2/2015 at 12:51:20
Mrs. Nellie Alexander Funeral on Tuesday
Services for Mrs. Nellie Alexander, 85, who died Saturday morning at her home were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church.
Rev. Ralph Grote, pastor officiated. Eastern Star members also conducted a memorial service. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
She was born Sept. 19, 1880, at Sac City, and she lived in that area until she was 12 years old when the family moved to Conrad.
She was married to Clifford Alexander on June 5, 1907, and they made their home in the Conrad area. Her husband died in 1958.
Survivors include one son, William, of Beaman.
She was a member of the Eastern Star for 56 years. She was also a member of the Methodist church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 February 1966, pg 13
Rites Tuesday For Nellie Alexander, Longtime Resident
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church for Nellie Alexander.
Rev. Ralph Grote, pastor officiated and Rev. Donald Shaw assisted.
Eastern Star members conducted a memorial service.
The organist, Mrs. Harold Selby accompanied Russell Kruse, who sang "Old Rugged Cross" and "Precious Memories".
Casket bearers were Charles Neff, Frank Miller, William Conrad, Richard Ballard, Paul Simms, and Charles Sharp.
Flower bearers were Mrs. Dale Smith, Mrs. Clayborne Bowman, and Mrs. Thelma Brindle. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
Nellie Leonatine Watson was born September 19, 1880, daughter of John and Addie Watson at Sac City. Her mother having died in childbirth, she lived with Amelia Briggs, later being sent to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lived with a cousin named Gus Sargent. It was here that she attended school for two years.
When she was twelve, her father moved to Conrad, where she lived with him and three sisters on the Sargent place south of town.
On June 5, 1907, she was married to Clifford Alexander. This union was blessed with one son, William. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander lived most of their married life east of town. In 1936 they moved to Conrad. Mr. Alexander passed away February 11, 1950. Death came for Mrs. Alexander on Feb. 12.
Surviving are one son, William, six nephews and one cousin.
She was a member of the Conrad Meth. church, a fifty-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a charter member of the East Side Country Club. She will be missed by all who were acquainted with her.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 February 1966, pg 14
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